Supreme Science and Classical Qigong - Ages 18+

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:15 – 8:15pm

Qigong is a health practice that improves blood flow, energy levels, and reduces stress. It has been medically shown to increase immune response in cancer patients, and improve blood flow in diabetics. This form of qigong is also used to help wounded warriors cope with PTSD, and to reduce withdrawal symptoms in addiction recovery clinics. Qigong is a system of exercise that can be done by any age group, and has also reduced geriatric falls by 40 percent in clinical environments, and it’s FUN! In a 45-miunute session, a participant burns as many calories as if they had briskly walked 4 miles! This is due to the way the exercise increases peripheral blood flow, which is a no-impact exercise!

If you want to live to 100, practice Qigong. -Dr. Oz

Cost: $10 per class
Session: 10 weeks
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 18
More Information: Visit www.qigong.com to learn more about Qigong, and www.qigongreview.com for instructor experiences and full biography.
Roy MacDonald, RN
Roy MacDonald RN is Supreme Science Level 3 Certified nationally. He has competed internationally in Karate representing the United States, placing in tournaments in which over 60 countries were represented (Konishi cup Australia, Anaheim International among them). After serving in the armed forces, he transitioned into internal arts to help cope with his own PTSD, eventually becoming an instructor so that he could help others with the art he has come to love. He also teaches privately, and is excited to have the opportunity to provide qigong to more of the community locally.
Please send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Qigong Class” in the subject line.

Yoga - Ages 13+

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:00pm, First Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Please join us for a 75-minute Hatha influenced yoga class focusing on strength, flexibility, balance, energy and relaxation. The practice of yoga is about happiness and mindfulness. As we stretch and strengthen we also gain a sense of peace and expansion. Classes are designed for beginners and intermediate practitioners alike. First time yoga students are welcome! Bring your own mat. Class passes available.

Cost: $10 per class (Mondays and Wednesdays); monthly Saturday class is $20 per class.
Session: Ongoing
Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 20
Meredith Amann
Students know Meredith for her passion for making Yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone. She encourages students to learn in their personal style, whether it is auditory, visually or kinesthetically. Meredith believes teachers don’t make things happen, they let things happen and it is her goal to create an environment for you to embrace your full potential. Meredith trained at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Institute in Goa, India, a 200/500 hr school recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Meredith has also trained in restorative Yoga at Kripalu and holds a Pilates certification from Core Pilates in NYC.
Registration not required. Simply show up a few minutes before class. Students should bring a yoga mat to class. For more information visit www.yogaworkflow.com

ZUMBA® Fitness Class - Ages 12+

Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am

The Zumba® workout program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! The goal is simple: for people to want to work out and to enjoy every minute of it. Zumba® participants achieve long-term benefits by attending the one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements. The routines feature interval-training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba® classes are special in that they add Latin flavor and international zest into an ordinary dance workout class, and anyone can participate-there is no RIGHT way to do the moves.

Information about Zumba® can be found at: www.zumba.com.

Cost: $7/class; $5/class with the purchase of a 5 or 10 class pass.
Session: On-going
Robin Goodrich
Robin Goodrich is a licensed Zumba® Instructor who has gone through both Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Step®, and Core technique Specialty Trainings. In addition to leading classes at the CCAC, Robin also leads Zumba Gold® classes at the Westwood Town Hall. She has lead classes at McKie Center in Northside and at the Western Hills Mercy Healthplex. Robin’s one true passion has always been music and Zumba has become a way to enjoy that music and become fit in the process.

Robin loves to motivate and encourage her participants to stay fit and promotes a supportive group of participants. Making a workout a party in disguise is the secret behind Zumba Fitness’ success and popularity. “Ditch the workout, join the party!”

No registration required. Pay in class. Contact the instructor at karasunaki@hotmail.com
Wear exercise/comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

ZUMBA® and ZUMBA® Toning - Ages 12+

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The Zumba® workout program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! The goal is simple: for people to want to work out and to enjoy every minute of it. Zumba® participants achieve long-term benefits by attending the one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements. The routines for this class will feature interval-training sessions with an emphasis on low impact moves, and alternate fast and slow rhythms. Several songs will feature resistance training using 1 lb Zumba hand weights along with body weight to increase the cardio intensity, tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba hand weights will be provided for up to 12 students. Songs can also be done without weights. Zumba® classes are special in that they add Latin flavor and international zest into an ordinary dance workout class, and anyone can participate-there is no RIGHT way to do the moves. Come join the party and DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING!

Cost: Drop in $7/class; $5/class with the purchase of a 5 or 10 class pass
Session: On-going
More Information: Wear comfortable clothes, shoes designed for either court, cross training or aerobic dance (avoid running shoes) and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy! Some people also like to bring a small towel.
Sue Ware
Come enjoy the pure dance fun of Zumba with me! I have taken part in many styles of aerobic based dance exercise and studied some form of dance most of my life (ballet, jazz, modern, belly dancing), but nothing compares to Zumba. I am currently licensed to teach the following Zumba classes: Basic, Step, Toning, and Gold. In addition I have completed additional education in core, glutes, Gold Toning and Pro-skills. I have an advanced education in the health industry that, includes a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology. I have a strong personal interest in disease and injury prevention. I believe that a healthy active lifestyle is a vital element for enjoying life!!
Pay in class. Instructor can be contacted at sware11@cinci.rr.com.

Pilates - Adults

Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30am, Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00am
Cost: $8 per class, or $60 for a 10 class pass.
Session: On-going
Barbara Sferra
Maintaining a connection between mind, body and form has been a focus throughout Barbara Sferra’s life. She participated in gymnastics from Jr. High School through College. She took her first dance class at the age of 22 and has been dancing ever since. She was introduced to Pilates as a means to strengthen her core and improve her overall movement and well-being. In August 2008, Barbara received her Pilates certification from Pendleton Pilates, where she currently teaches Group and Private Reformer Classes, Mat Classes, and Initial Consultations. Professionally, Barbara has a background in Employee Relations and Training, and currently gives back to the community through various volunteer activities.
Send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org and put “Pilates” in the subject line. Please plan to bring a mat to class.

Nia Technique - Adults

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm

The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types.

Read Cincy Chic article about Nia classes at CCAC.

Cost: $10/class for a single class, $80 for a 10 class pass, $140 for a 20 class pass, $6 per class for students (with a valid student ID) and seniors (over 65 years)
Session: On-going
The Tuesday class is taught by Uma Sivaprasad, and the Thursday class is taught by Mary Singler.

Uma Sivaprasad
I discovered Nia in 2003 during my quest for an exercise program that I would stick to for more that three months – six years later, I still love every minute of the magic that is Nia. As a scientist by day, I find that Nia helps balance out my logical and practical side with this creative, expressive, and therapeutic movement form that leaves me feeling energized, centered and happy. I completed my white belt in 2009 and now look forward to sharing the joy of Nia with my students.

Mary Singler
Mary Singler is a certified blue belt Nia instructor, a registered Yoga teacher (RYT), and a certified fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary has taught in many realms of mind and body fitness for 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in health promotion with a focus in cardio-respiratory fitness. Mary spent years in martial arts and other realms of movement but dance has always been her one true love.

Send an email to niaclifton@gmail.com and put “CCAC NIA Class” in the subject line.
For more information on Nia visit the Kula website.

Tai Chi Chuan - Adults

Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00am

Tai Chi is the slow meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.

Cost: The sessions are offered free of charge, except that a donation to the CCAC, of any amount, will be greatly appreciated.
Session: On-going
Tuesday evening class taught by Uri Sella. Friday morning class (Tai Chi and a lively discussion of Daoism) taught by Michael Porte.

Uri Sella
The Tuesday evening sessions will be led by Uri Sella, a resident of Clifton, as a service to the community. Uri has been a serious and dedicated Tai Chi practitioner for the past 15 years, most recently as a student of Master Mok Lau. Uri has taught Tai Chi classes in Israel and in Cincinnati.

Michael Porte
Dr. Michael Porte, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus as the University of Cincinnati and an adjunct instructor of tai chi at Cincinnati State. He is certified by Dr. Paul Lam to teach tai chi for arthritis, and seated tai chi and fall prevention.

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Drop in class – feel free to come any Tuesday evening. Suggested minimum donation of at least $5 per class.

Fridays 10:00-11:00am
Send an email to marymac1@fuse.net and put “Tai Chi” in the subject line. The charge is a contribution to the CCAC of $35 for 12 weeks of classes.

Walking Comfortably for Comfortable Low Back and Hips - Adults

Tuesday, March 10, 7 – 8pm

Walking should be your best friend, but sometimes things go off kilter and you are left holding a challenged bag of bones to haul around. This Walk for Life® program explores how restoring spinal neutrality with trekking poles and ingenious exercises can turn your life around. Bring a mat and a towel. If you own trekking poles, please bring them with you. If not, no worries.

Cost: $10 suggested donation
Session: Tuesday, March 10 – one session only
Class Size: 3 minimum – 12 maximum
More Information: If you have an interest in training as a walking specialist, stay after class for 30 minutes and we will chat.
Cynthia Allen, GCFP, STMI
Cynthia M. Allen is a partner in Future Life Now, which specializes in wellbeing and growth. As a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Bones for Life trainer and Walk for Life teacher, she is an expert in walking, feet and just about anything related to movement. She sees babies to adults as well as offering classes. Cynthia can be reached at 513.541.5720, www.futurelifenow.com or email her at CynthiaAllen@futurelifenow.com.
Preregistration required. Call 513-541-5720 or email support@futurelifenow.com to register.

Introduction to Hooping and Hoop Dance - All Ages

Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Learn or relearn how to hula-hoop and hoop dance. Hooping is a joyful, cardiovascular exercise and beautiful art form that lets souls shine! Class introduces waist hooping, hip hooping, traveling, arms & hands, halo, passing, weave, pick-up, step-through, floating, and corkscrews. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome! Hoops will be available to borrow or buy, or you can bring your own!

Cost: $75 cash/check/charge
Session: 6 Weeks (March 27 – May 1)
Class Size: 6 minimum – 12 maximum
More Information: More info can be found at www.hoop-roots.com
Terri Burch
Terri Burch, hoop designer, hoop instructor, hoop dance performer, and founder of Hoop Roots, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio has been hoop dancing for six years. She teaches hooping classes to children and adults throughout the city of Cincinnati and in northern Kentucky and at workshops around the Midwest. Terri’s classes focus on flow, proper posture, breathing, dancing, feeling beautiful, and having fun.
Contact instructor at terriburch8@gmail.com to register!

Movement & Motivation Program - Girls Ages 9-15

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Stay active, have fun, and become a better dancer with the Movement & Motivation program! Learn different dance routines weekly. Each class will consist of 45 minutes of dance instruction followed by a snack and a motivational talk on topics such as positive body image, self esteem, healthy eating habits, exercise techniques, peer pressure, and obesity. Girls will build confidence, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles and everyday life skills. Class series is presented by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Western-Southern Financial Fund, John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, and The H.B.E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation.

Cost: $100 per student. Scholarships available through CCAC; please call (513) 497-2860 for more information!
Session: 10 weeks (March 24 – May 26)
Class Size: 5 minimum – 20 maximum
More Information: Please call CCAC at (513) 497-2860 or Latoya Canady at (513) 687-5756 for more details!
Latoya D Canady
Latoya D Canady has extensive experience in choreography, dancing, acting, poetry, and song composition. A woman of many talents, Ms. Canady has gained recognition and received awards such as Best Dance/Actress from Arts Matrix, Best Performance from KBII Productions, Most Difficult Presentation from MBTC & MBC, and Entertainer of the Year from Black History Youth. Ms. Canady defines her dance style as “energetic, creative, and thoroughly original” and specifically highlights her ability to “bring freshness and newness to any theme.”
Registration will be held at CCAC on Saturday, February 28th, from 10am – 1pm. For additional information, contact Latoya Canady at (513) 687-5756. Come out and meet the instructor at registration and receive $10 off your registration fee

The Health Benefits of Low-Intensity Vibration - Adults

Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 – 7:00pm; Friday May 1, 11:30am – 12:30pm

We will review several decades of research that shows that low-intensity vibration offers a safe, low-impact exercise that stimulates muscles and relieves aches and pains throughout the body. This exciting intervention has also been found to reverse the bone and muscle loss that comes with aging. For diabetes, bone density, balance and more, low-intensity vibration is very promising. Each participant will have the chance to experience low intensity vibration for themselves.

Cost: free
Session: 1 class, being offered on two days: March 31 from 6 – 7pm and May 1 from 11:30 – 12:30pm
More Information: Visit www.futurelifenow or call (513) 541-5720
Cynthia Allen
Cynthia Allen is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She helps people improve their body-brain connection through movement. People see her to improve posture and gait, recover from injury and neurological trauma/disease, and to reach their potential in sports and the performing arts. She also provides continuing education for movement and rehab professionals across the U.S. and offers certification programs for new teachers. Cynthia can be reached at 513.541.5720, www.futurelifenow.com or email her at CynthiaAllen@futurelifenow.com.
Please visit www.futurelifenow or call (513) 541-5720 to register.

Brown Bag Book Discussion: The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge, M.D. - Adults

April 3, 12:30 – 1:30pm

In this sequel to his best-selling book, The Brain That Changes Itself, Dr. Doidge uses astonishing and moving human stories and reports from the frontiers of brain science to help us recognize how mind, brain, and body, as well as the energies around us, are all essential elements that combine in health and healing. Come prepared to discuss a book with the potential to transform, heal, and offer hope. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.

Cost: free
Session: 1 class
More Information: Visit www.futurelifenow or call (513) 541-5720
Cynthia Allen
Cynthia Allen is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She helps people improve their body-brain connection through movement. People see her to improve posture and gait, recover from injury and neurological trauma/disease, and to reach their potential in sports and the performing arts. She also provides continuing education for movement and rehab professionals across the U.S. and offers certification programs for new teachers. Cynthia can be reached at 513.541.5720, www.futurelifenow.com or email her at CynthiaAllen@futurelifenow.com.
Please visit www.futurelifenow or call (513) 541-5720 to register.

Art-genuity: The Creator Series - All Ages

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

The Creator Series is a conscious art workshop providing a holistic approach to art and creation by teaching individuals to empower themselves, recognizing their own artist within. Students are guided on a meditative journey exploring their infinite creative genius through visualization, then are lead to create a mind map, and are then lead to create a symbolic piece of art utilizing different mediums and techniques. Come explore the universe within, bring out new ideas and learn to refine them.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 5 class session. Cash/check. Materials included or bring your own if preferred. Families will be admitted for the price of one, within reason. Contact instructors with any questions.
Session: 5 weeks: Session 1 will run March 24 – April 21 and Session 2 will run April 28 – May 26. Each class can be taken individually if desired.
Class Size: 3 minimum, 15 maximum
More Information: Please email artgenuity@gmail.com or call instructor at (513) 410-7657
Clarence Cruz and Erin Payne
Clarence Cruz obtained a B.A. in Art History and Fine Arts and is currently working on a Masters in Art Education. He is an Art Educator at “Saturday Studio” and “The Arts of Life”. Currently a student at the School of Metaphysics.

Erin Payne obtained a B.A. in Photography and Marketing. Passionately studies and practices Holistic Healing. She has held positions as a coach, teacher and trainer. Currently a student and teacher at the School of Metaphysics.

To register, please contact instructor at (513) 410-7657 or through email at artgenuity@gmail.com. Registration open until class is full.